The Dead Live at XL Center on 2009-04-26
April 26, 2009
Source: Kmr81i (A,B)>722 24/96
Location: OTS @ 10'
Transfer: Compact Flash > Vegas > CDWave > Flac
Recorded by Robert krall
02.Till The Morning Comes
03.Little Red Rooster
07.West LA Fadeaway >
02.Tomorrow Never Knows >
04.Greatest Story Ever Told >
06.King Solomon's Marbles >
07.Viola Lee Blues >
08.Samson & Delilah
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|Tomorrow Never Knows >|
|Little Red Rooster|
|Samson & Delilah|
|Viola Lee Blues >|
|Greatest Story Ever Told >|
|Till The Morning Comes|
|King Solomon's Marbles >|
|West LA Fadeaway >|
- 2009-05-05 03:24:00
- XL Center
Subject: a few things.....
Subject: 13 yearold Dead Head
Subject: once again
Subject: Great Cumberland
Subject: amazing sound!!!!!!!!`
I interviewed Mickey Hart for this show and got 2 great tickets, Section 115, 1st row near the floor, 15 from the stage.
Subject: with all due respect...
The parking lot scene was wonderful and reminiscent of the 80’s. Everyone having a great time enjoying the beautiful weather, hanging out, partying and looking forward to some excellent music.
It was not to be. We thought the show was incredibly disappointing, awful and actually painful at times. We were baffled that this band could sound so bad. We all like Phil & Friends and Ratdog - how could these guys sound so horrible? By the fourth song of a Phil show I’m in heaven - blown away by the energy, tightness and sound! By the fourth song in Hartford I was shocked, disappointed and holding out a glimmer of hope that they would eventually hit their stride – it was not going to happen. The tempo of almost every song was waaay too sloooow. No energy, no enthusiasm, just going through the motions. Seemed more like a lounge act or cover band. The show did not flow – felt very disjointed. There might have been one segue from a song into another. They stopped after almost every song!! The segues are one of the best parts. Speaking of Phil, we speculated that he could not be pleased with the music this band was producing, perhaps even embarrassed given the perfectionist he is, and that he could not wait to get back to his own band.
The best song was the Cumberland that ended the first set. Fast paced, tight, sounded great, got us moving. Unfortunately this was the peak and one highlight.
Jeff Chimenti was excellent on keyboards and Phil and the drummers were solid. Warren was ok.
This next part is painful to write but here goes. Bob seems like he’s losing it. He is definitely the leader/ conductor of this band and I think he held them back. I believe he may be on a mental decline. The Ratdog style of singing or should I say talking the lyrics + the tempo got old fast.
Hartford was their 3rd consecutive show. My friend was concerned that they wouldn't have anything left after Nassau and the Garden. Looks like he was right.
So..., this review is not meant to be malicious, just one persons honest opinion. I would have much preferred to give a 4 or 5 star review - then the show would have been everything we were expecting and not the huge disappointment it was.
We're done with The Dead.
Subject: Re: recording and show
Highlight for me was "Tomorrow", very nice cover version.
This tour just keeps getting better.
Subject: Servicable Show
Subject: Dis Not
Thanks for finally feeding our Jones'
I'm not disin' anyone here... Just pointing out how quickly all the other shows made it to the archive...
Just expressing my own angst at not being able to be at this show that I had tix for & would have recorded myself if I had been able to go.
Great Show Great Recording!!!
Subject: another day in the sunshine
Subject: GREAT QUALITY!
And if Rachel from Quincy is reading this, great to meet you! Was great to have someone to dance and shake our bones with!!
Subject: hartford show
Subject: Very good sound!
I was at the show and thought the show was a blast. The only down side was the derailing of a couple songs. Most notably the Till The Morning Comes. I was fired up to hear the Bertha, Till The Morning Comes opener and was in pain listening to the fumble. Oh-well.. Shit Happened! lol Great day! Over 90 degrees in April?!?! Great night! Grateful!
Subject: church on sunday at hartford
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